Endodontics is one of the nine specialty areas in dentistry that are recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). To become an endodontist, a candidate must first graduate from an accredited dental school, and then successfully complete two to three years of postgraduate training in this special practice area.
Orthodontists and dentists both help patients improve their oral health, but in different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty that deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics is a specialty within dentistry that focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth.
Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood. Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life.